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IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW REWARD BOOKINGS WORK BEFORE YOU TRANSACT.

1.   Marriott certificates can be used for any reservation that can be booked with points. To search for reward availability simply go to marriott.com and check the box to search "using points".
Marriott hotels are divided into categories. (Cheapest being category one)

What room types can you book?
You can book any STANDARD room that's available at marriott.com using reward points with no cap on the number of points. (standard room means it not an upgraded room. Every hotel lists their rooms differently, In some hotels, the standard room may even include suites)
To check, go to marriott.com and search for rooms. Make sure to check the option "Use Points/Certificates".

If it says:
Redemption - You can book that room no matter how many points it is
Redemption with Cash Upgrade - You can book however, the cert will cover the basic portion you will need to pay the additional cash upgrade fee.
Redemption with Points Upgrade - You cannot book using a certificate

2.   There are a few different types of certificates. Seven/five night certificates are the hotel portion of "Marriott travel packages" that the owner does not want or need anymore (google Marriott packages to learn more about them). Individuals many times buy these packages just to receive the airline miles and donít end up using the hotel portion of the package. There are also single night certs given to account holders for holding a Marriott brand credit card

3.   A 7/5night-night certificate must be used for 7 consecutive nights. The reservation cannot be split up.

4.   In order to hold the room, you need a credit card. Your card will be kept for incidentals and you won't be charged for the room.

5.   MUST be booked BOOK 30 Days in Advance. THIS IS A TECHNICAL GLITCH WHICH MARRIOTT CLAIMS TO BE FIXING, HOWEVER, ITS MORE THAN A YEAR THAT THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE. In order to book with a certificate, reps must create the reservation as a points advance and then attach the cert. Marriott recently made a new rule that reservations made within 30 days arenít eligible for points advance. If the account, you are booking with has enough points to cover the reservation you can book it as regular points and have the rep detach the points and attach the certificate.

6.   Travel package certs must be booked over the phone. Single night certs can be booked online

7.   The certificate sits on the account holders account and the elite night credits are officially credited to them. There is no way to transfer those stays to your account.

8.   If you are the traveler do not call Marriott reservations. This reservation is in someone else's account and calling may result in his/her account getting audited and the reservation canceled.

9.   The certificate covers the cost of the reservation including tax but does NOT include any resort fees, parking, and incidentals (for example food charged to the room)

10.   It's not possible to entirely remove the certificate owner from the reservation but your name is added as a secondary guest and a special code is added (M8 code) to inform the hotel that this reservation is in fact gifted to you. The hotels are very much aware of this.

You should be able to check-in as you would to a regular reservation with your own ID. You will need to provide a credit card to cover any incidentals, resort fees, and parking fees if there are any.

11.   You cannot add your Marriott account number to the reservation and generally, the hotel will go by the status on our account (which may be silver or gold at the time of check-in) however, it depends very much on the front desk rep at the time of check-in


See post #5805 for a history of bid/ask on these 1/5/7 night certificates of different levels
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2100 on: August 18, 2018, 04:15:17 PM »
Oh boy Marriott just post how Marriott Travel Packages will convert to new program and it is awful as i can see oh boy for those who gamble i dont want to be in your shoe :)

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2102 on: August 18, 2018, 08:03:02 PM »
Does anyone have any new Cat 1-4 for sale.  I have upcoming trips to Shanghai, Seoul and Taipei.  Hotels interested are in new Cat 4.
I have UA stand by privileges (actually scored on first class stand by from Brussels to US) so I can always trade miles with Marriott certificates or purchase the certificates from you. I have plenty in AA , Alaska and some still in United.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2103 on: August 18, 2018, 10:50:11 PM »
Buying cat 1-4 certs. pm me with your phone number plz

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2104 on: August 18, 2018, 11:15:24 PM »
Buying cat 1-4, 5 night cert, please pm

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2105 on: August 19, 2018, 03:35:42 AM »
Those certs were overvalued for the last couple of weeks, right now it should be much lower, like the basic category 1-5 old (1-4 new) aroud 300 usd.
Sory for that people who bought just before the mapping cat 6, 8 and Tier 1-3, hope the Marriott can fix it for them.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2106 on: August 19, 2018, 10:21:56 AM »
buying cat 1-4 message me
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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2107 on: August 19, 2018, 10:40:00 AM »
So whatís the new going rate?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2108 on: August 19, 2018, 11:01:39 AM »
looking for 2 category 7 ... 1 week certificates

Please let me know if you have

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2109 on: August 19, 2018, 11:30:38 AM »
Those certs were overvalued for the last couple of weeks, right now it should be much lower, like the basic category 1-5 old (1-4 new) aroud 300 usd.
Sory for that people who bought just before the mapping cat 6, 8 and Tier 1-3, hope the Marriott can fix it for them.

how many packages u selling for 300?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2110 on: August 19, 2018, 11:57:03 AM »
did anyone try booking them - actually some value will go up once the peak kicks in - when ie. Herzliya will be 60K a night a whole summer. while the 9 should cost the same as tier 1-3 I dont think ppl took into mind the peak points periods that most hotels will be be devalued too.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2111 on: August 19, 2018, 11:57:35 AM »
Did anyone get someone in marriott to book them now even though they said they cant?

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2112 on: August 19, 2018, 01:08:23 PM »
Selling category 9 cert on platinum elite account. 2000 obo

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2113 on: August 19, 2018, 01:11:31 PM »
All my certs were sold. Thx for the interest.

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Re: Marriott Certs Sale
« Reply #2114 on: August 19, 2018, 01:44:33 PM »
Those certs were overvalued for the last couple of weeks, right now it should be much lower, like the basic category 1-5 old (1-4 new) aroud 300 usd.
Sory for that people who bought just before the mapping cat 6, 8 and Tier 1-3, hope the Marriott can fix it for them.
$300   :-\

considering the new redemption chart it will be harder to find cert. once people sell off what they are holding.